CHILD PROTECTION AND SAFEGUARDING
Caldershaw Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils and expects all staff, volunteers, visitors and contractors to endorse and practice this commitment at all times.
All staff are responsible for ensuring the safeguarding of children. At Caldershaw the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Mrs R Trainor (Headteacher) and the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads (DDSL) are Mr A Ferris and Mrs L Barringer. They are available in school at all times to discuss the safeguarding of children.
Mrs K Maley (Chair of Governors) is the governor with responsibility for Child Protection and Safeguarding in school.
Please use this link for advice from the DfE on safeguarding children from abuse and harm.
Please use the links below for further information:
- Child Protection & Safeguarding policy
- Keeping Children Safe in Education
- What to do if you are worried a child is being abused
- Prevent (Radicalisation) Policy
- Prevent statement
If anyone has concerns about the welfare of children in Rochdale then Children's Social Care and the Early Help team can be contacted on Tel: 0300 303 0440
The Children's Needs and Response Framework is explained in full here - please click on this link
Operation Encompass - Domestic abuse
As part of Caldershaw Primary School’s commitment to keeping children safe, we are proud to be part of Operation Encompass.
Operation Encompass is a unique Police and education early intervention safeguarding partnership which supports children and young people exposed to domestic abuse.
Being part of Encompass means our school will receive a notification from Greater Manchester Police before the start of the next school day when a child or young person has been involved in or exposed to a domestic abuse incident the previous day. The information is given in confidence to the schools Key Adult and will enable us to provide the best possible support for the child.
The Key Adults at our school are Mrs Trainor, Mr Ferris and Mrs Barringer. If you have any questions or wish to know more about our involvement in Operation Encompass, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Trainor via the school office.
Safe after school campaign
Keeping children safe in out of school activities is as important as keeping children safe in school. Please take a minute to read Rochdale Council's Safe after school campaign leaflets here.